After a long flight from Tel Aviv via Amsterdam, I'm back in Kalifornia. Quite a flight and quite an experience during the last ten days. In the tapestry of life, one picks up yarn and threads from these experiences, and when its all said and done, hopefully your life will be beautiful and colorful blend of these experiences and sights. I must say, that without reservation, my perspective of Israel, Palestine, and entire the middle east has been broadened considerably. I now understand more of their differences and the extreme difficulty that it will take to make peace in the region. Also, its nearly impossible to describe the experience in Fatima, Portugal and my pictures and video do it no justice. It must be experienced live.
In the next few days after some sleep, I will post some observations and share some great pictures of some of the highlights of the pilgrimage. For those thinking that travel to Israel and Palestine is dangerous, its not the case. Its safe and tourists are overrunning the places and sights and we had no hint of danger or hostility. There were 19 of us, all seniors, and a couple in the 80s with canes and we were able to manage visiting all the sites without major difficulty. More later as it time for some sleep.
|Floating on the Dead Sea|